Sydney Trip: Where to Go (Part 2)

Welcome to my Sydney where-to-go list part two! I added some food we enjoyed and other stuff in the end of the list. Enjoy! 🙂

1. Bondi beach

It pronouns  /ˈbɒnd.aɪ/. Some people still pronouns it /ˈbɒndɪ/. I know it is weird, but it is what it is.

This beach is absolutely beautiful. It is definitely one of Sydney’s tourist attractions besides Opera House. I rate this place 10/10 🙂

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Sydney Trip: Where to Go (Part 1)

Back in early 2018, my mates –Rini and Andika– and I had a Sydney trip. I think that was the farthest, the longest, and one of the fantastic journeys I had this year. We experienced tremendous and sad things during the trip.

Now I am going to tell some places we visited. I will rate the site 1 to 10, according to my personal preferences. So you can add it to your bucket list and visit it when you are in Sydney 🙂 

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Anjing (!)

Sebenarnya aku agak takut anjing. Bukan karena anjingnya, tapi aku takut najisnya. Apalagi di Australia banyak orang memelihara anjing. Setiap kali aku ke pantai atau ke taman, aku pasti ketemu anjing. Situasi yang sangat berbeda jika dibandingkan di Malang.

Di Malang, jarang sekali orang memelihara anjing atau mengajak anjing jalan-jalan di taman. Memang sih, di Malang mayoritas masyarakatnya adalah Muslim. Jadi karena air liur anjing itu najis dan hukum memelihara anjing –tanpa ada tujuan yang jelas– adalah haram, jarang orang memelihara hewan ini. Paling banter, orang biasanya bawa anjing di CFD (Car free day) Jalan Ijen. Selain itu, paling banyak juga kucing liar, yang mana kucing hukumnya tidak najis dalam islam.

Sepemahamanku, air liur anjing najis hukumnya. Kalau bulunya, waktu pertama kali datang ke Australia, aku belum melakukan ‘research’ dan aku pikir itu juga najis. Jadi, aku sangat takut anjing. Aku takut dengan najisnya.

Tapi lama-lama aku pikir, ngapain sih aku harus takut anjing. Toh walaupun Allah SWT menciptakan air liur anjing itu najis, Allah SWT juga mengajarkan bagaimana mensucikan najis. 

Dan akhirnya, aku pun melakukan research di google. Ada tiga pendapat tentang najisnya anjing yang kamu bisa baca disini, disini, dan disini. Aku setuju bahwa air liur anjing najis, sedangkan bulunya jika kering tidak najis. Toh kalaupun terkena air liurnya, juga bisa disucikan dengan cara dibasuh tujuh kali dan salah satunya dengan debu/tanah. Bisa dibaca disini juga tentang hadist membersihkan najis anjing.

Acara stressless week di Monash Kampus Clayton
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Graduation Ambassador

It was December graduation.

I was interested in becoming a graduation ambassador because I was not sure if I want this kind of graduation ceremony if I graduated. My scholarship doesn’t include graduation allowance. If I want a graduation ceremony, it will be on my own expense; and it is not cheap. So,  I’m not interested. Therefore, I became a graduation ambassador to feel the vibe, and in case it could change my mind. Besides, there will be a certificate, letter of reference, and coles voucher for ambassadors. I really wanted the last one.

A graduation ambassador is primarily a volunteer, but Monash community division called it ‘ambassador.’ There were few roles that could be chosen by the ambassadors, such as walk-with graduates ambassador, cloakroom ambassador, marquee ambassador, information center ambassador, and floating ambassador. The easiest one is the cloakroom ambassador, and the toughest one is the marquee ambassador, especially in the photography stall. The most fun one is walk-with graduate, especially if you are an extrovert.

I was an information center ambassador on Tuesday in front of Robert Blackwood Hall. My job was to let people know where they should take the gown, where the ceremony held, where they could buy the photography session, etc. The graduation was held in Monash Clayton, but apparently, not everyone is from Clayton Campus. Monash has campuses in Peninsula, Caulfield, Parkville, and other. So that is why some people were not familiar with Clayton campus.

It was okay, but I was pretty bored because I had to answer the same questions over and over again. I was tired too because I had a double shift. I had to stand there for approximately 7 hours. Besides, it was very sunny, and I totally got tanned.

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Analisis Semiotika Teks pada Pesan Singkat WhatsApp: Bisa Gak Mbak?

Semiotika adalah cabang linguistik yang membahas segala tentang tanda. Semiotik sendiri dibagi menjadi beberapa cabang, salah satunya adalah semiotika teks. Semiotika teks membahas tanda-tanda yang digunakan dalam teks, misalnya simbol, emotikon, dan, emoji. Teks yang akan aku bahas di sini adalah teks yang berupa pesan singkat.

Simbol, emotikon, dan, emoji sifatnya kultural, and it is a thing. Contohnya orang australia di usia tertentu suka memakai emoji ‘🤙🏼’. Di kehidupan sehari-hari kadang mereka juga suka memakai gestur ini ‘🤙🏼’. Contoh lain, temanku di Africa suka pakai emotikon ‘^^’. Aku dulu juga sering pakai emotikon ‘^^’ dan ‘^_^’, tetapi aku tidak pernah pakai lagi karena aku pikir itu alay dan terlalu ke teenlit-teenlit-an –whatever it means–. Adikku yang perempuan, suka pakai emotikon ‘:3’. Aku dulu juga sering pakai ‘:3’, but I could not relate to that emoticon anymore, so I drop that. Jadi, simbol, emotikon, dan, emoji dalam semiotika mengandung makna yang berbeda tergantung siapa penulis teks-nya. Selain kultural, makna yang dikandung juga tergantung dengan individu tersebut. Gender dan usia biasanya menjadi pembeda bagaimana seseorang menulis teks.

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Ayah (2)

I have meant to write about dad a few days ago, but this morning -so I have a reason to procrastinate- I finally did it.

I miss my dad. But I’m not the kind of daughter who says, “I miss you, dad” like literally. It just no and ew. My dad also not the kind of father who says, “I miss you”, but sometimes he says he loves me and calls me ‘sweety’, I’m just ugh. But I do miss him. We do miss each other but we never say it. And writing about dad like this is one of my coping mechanisms.

Oh, and he doesn’t know that I have blogs and I wrote about him sometimes, so I feel safe. (Bukan) anak durhaka. Mom does know I have a blog, but I don’t think she reads it because she is not good at social media. My sister and my brother aware that I write here, but I think they won’t bother to read. (But if you guys read this, don’t tell mom and dad, or I will kill you *kidding).

No, I’m not kidding.

(kidding)

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